Asia-Pacific Association for
achine Translation

History of the Association

The Asia-Pacific Association for Machine Translation was originally established on April 17, 1991, under the name of the Japan@Association for Machine Translation. To expand its operations, the name was subsequently changed to the Asia-Pacific Association for@Machine Translation.

International Association for Machine Translation (IAMT)
Asia-Pacific Association for Machine Translation (AAMT)
Association for Machine Translation in the Americas (AMTA)
European Association for Machine Translation (EAMT)
Officials (as of Jun. 2012)
President Hiromi Nakaiwa Executive Manager, NTT Communication Science Laboratories, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
Vice Presidents Hitoshi Iida Professor, Tokyo University of Technology
Taizo Kotani President, Inter Group Corporation
Directors Hitoshi Isahara Professor,TOYOHASHI University of Technology
Shun Ishizaki Professor, Keio University
Takehito Utsuro Associate Professor, University of Tsukuba
Akira Kumano Cheaf Specialist, Toshiba Splutions Corporation
Yoshiyuki Sakamoto @
Jun-ichi Tsujii Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research Asia
Makoto Nagao @
Hidekazu Hasegawa Executive Senior Vice President, Japan Electronics • Information Technology Industries Association
Masahiro Hoshino Senior Manager, Information Services Division, Law & Intellectual Property Group, Fujitsu Ltd.
Toshiki Murata Manager, Corporate Research and Development Center, Technology Marketing Department, Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
Shoichi Yokoyama Professor, Yamagata University
Key-Sun Choi Professor, Computer Science Division, KAIST Korterm
Virach Sornlertlamvanich Director, Thai Computational Linguistics Laboratory
Auditors Akio Taneda Senior Manager, External Relations Division, NEC Corporation
‚ja‚—‚‚‚•‚’‚ ‚l‚‰‚„‚‚’‚‰ Director, Japan Translation Federation / President, Kawamura International Co., Ltd Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation

Membership (As of Feb. 2014)

The association's 22 corporate members include machine translation (MT) system manufacturers, MT-related software and tool developers, MT system distributors, MT research institutes, and other organizations. The over 50 individual members include scholars, researchers, engineers, developers, distributors, document handlers, translation technicians, and translators.

Organizational Units

* Board of Directors
* Editorial Committee
* Committee for Seeking Future Direction of MT
* AAMT/Japio Patent-Translation Workshop
* Internet Working Group

The Association's Relationship with Other Organizations

*Research-and-development organizations involved in machine translation include the Information Processing Society of Japan, the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, and the Association for Natural Language Processing. The Japan Electronic Industry Association also conducts research on machine translation system technological developments and overseas technical trends.

*For the translation industry, the Japan Translation Association under the Labor Ministry's jurisdiction gives qualifying tests to translators for official authorization. The association also supports translator-training programs. The Japan Translation Federation Inc. trains translators, develops translation business, and encourages information exchanges.

*The Asia-Pacific Association for Machine Translation comprehensively promotes machine translation development, education, and publicity.
Our operations encompass research and development, production, marketing, and user services.

Last update : 14 Feb. 2014